Today would have been my grandmother's 96th birthday. She passed away in March, and I miss her a lot. Oddly, if you had asked me fifteen-twenty years ago to whom was I closest among my grandparents, I probably would have answered "Papa" (my mom's dad). I have fond memories of he and I sitting on … Continue reading Happy Birthday
Since a few days before July 5, I have been on the highway to Crazytown. We confirmed our first foster child placement and prepared for his arrival. I will call him B, and I will get into approximately zero details. Now, he's been here over a month, and we're just taking it day by day. … Continue reading On legacies
This week was an eventful one. We committed to doing respite care for two of four children who thankfully live with loving grandparents, and like many others parenting young kids, they need a break! We opted to take the two oldest girls, and we're looking forward to hosting them for the weekend in just a … Continue reading Respite + Match
As of yesterday, our family is officially licensed to begin foster care in the state of Texas. YEEHAW! So many feelings... but really the overwhelming one is peace. And I am not a naturally peaceful person! And yet... when I think about our family being turned upside-down, I am so excited and so at peace. … Continue reading We are official!
It's February 16, and we're almost half-way done. We have some big steps left on the road to fostering/adoption (I'll abbreviate F/A), but we're really not far from the end of the road. In fact, we're so close to having a possible "placement" that our agency said, yeah, you can take him/her with you on … Continue reading Why we stayed quiet
Hello! Random thoughts spewing forth. You've been warned. One. I wanted to share my favorite books from 2017. I read quite a few and LOVED a handful the most. If you're looking for a good read, check out: Fiction top five: "Small Great Things" - super relevant and moving. I won't say much else except … Continue reading four things this Friday
So much of motherhood is about your little people's dreams. But what about other peoples' little people? Kids in the Texas foster care system are more times than not left to bounce from home to home until someone adopts them - or they age out of the system. Bexar county, where we live, has rather … Continue reading I have a wild imagination.